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Amanda Krzyworzeka
Emily Channell-Justice


The current issue of AEER is composed of articles from Polish anthropologists only – and there is a reason behind it. It is a form of showing support to Polish colleagues who have been fighting for months for the proper place of ethnology and cultural-social anthropology on the map of Polish academia. During the recent reform, the Minister of Science and Higher Education canceled anthropology as a separate discipline, combining it with religious studies and cultural studies and thus creating “culture and religion sciences”.  Making the identity of the discipline and its methodological independence their main concern, Polish anthropologists has attempted to change the mind of the decision-makers, using the support of the international environment.

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